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“For the Inner Child”

Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade
Ranked #6 of 58 Fun & Games in Portland
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade brings the arcade experience into the 21st century with over 100 of the most popular video games and pinball tables in a futuristic multi-level space. Enjoy a full bar and food menu nightly, along with recurring events such as Rock Band x Ground Kontrol, the stand-up comedy night No Pun Intendo and two monthly Free Play Parties!
Reviewed May 17, 2013

I love to waste a rainy sunday at this joint. When you first walk in it may seem like a dingy dank old arcade, but looks are deceptive. They have all the great classic arcade games, Donkey Kong, Cennipede, Rampage, Mario Bros, you get the point. But the real gem of this place is upstairs. The entire upper level is exclusively reserved for pin ball machines, including my favorite Addams Family. Plus after 5pm they serve beer. Beer and pin ball, you can't lose.

Thank Twix0731
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

If you are a fan of 80's and early 90's games, that is the place. The arcade offers a variety of games. Pac-man, Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat... You name it.

1  Thank repinel
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Reviewed May 2, 2013

Great old classic arcade games and a whole upper floor full of pinball machines, including some great oldies like Funhouse. Pretty standard bar food, but SO CHEAP and almost everything has vegan and gluten-free options. Cool decor. You gotta check out the bathrooms with PacMan tile mosaic floors.

Thank Carrie E
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Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

I was only in Portland for 3 days and loved this place so much I went 2 nights in a row. They have all the games that you remember from the 80s and 90s. If you grew up playing video games you will be in heaven. It's a great way to spend the night without spending a lot of money.gets pretty crowded on a saturday night so sometimes you have to wait to play the popular games.

Thank shanny027
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Reviewed March 22, 2013

Lots of old games, two floors, and a bar that opens at nine when the place becomes 21 & up. Nerdy classic fun.

1  Thank JinPDX_12
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